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Byron Spice
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Thursday January 30, 2014
Justine Cassell, the Charles M. Geschke Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Institute and co-director of The Simon Initiative, has taken on additional responsibilities as the university’s Associate Vice Provost of Technology Strategy and Impact. She will step down as HCII director at the end of the academic year.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 27, 2014
PITTSBURGH—An enthusiastic group of non-experts, working through an online interface and receiving feedback from lab experiments, has produced designs for RNA molecules that are consistently more successful than those generated by the best computerized design algorithms, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford University report.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
Jodi Forlizzi, associate professor of human-computer interaction and design, has been named to the CHI Academy — an honorary group of individuals who have made substantial contributions to the HCI field.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
PITTSBURGH—Nicole Wong, a veteran of Google and Twitter who last year became the White House’s first chief privacy officer, will be the keynote speaker for Carnegie Mellon University’s Data Privacy Day program on Jan. 29.Wong, who joined the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) as deputy U.S. chief technology officer last June, will speak at 2:30 p.m. in conference room 6115 of the university’s Gates and Hillman centers.  The talk is open to the public, as are all of the day’s activities.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
A business development unit of Detroit’s Henry Ford Health Care System is partnering with the Quality of Life Technology Center to  develop new digital health solutions to improve patient outcomes and transitional care post-discharge.
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D. Murry Evans
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Friday January 24, 2014
DOHA, QATAR – A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar have developed a new way to teach fus-ha - Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) using interactive technology. The project, “Advancing Arabic Language Learning in Qatar,” was funded by a Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) grant in 2009 and this year, the Carnegie Mellon researchers partnered with Qatar Academy to bring their technology into kindergarten classes.
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Byron Spice
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Friday January 24, 2014
The Human-Computer Interaction Institute’s Brad Myers and Jim Morris are featured in an Associated Press article assessing the impact of the Mac computer 30 years after its debut.
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Byron Spice
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Wednesday January 22, 2014
As the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons turns 40, ETC Press publishes an updated edition of “Dragons & Dreamers,” a book that recounts how the popularity of the tabletop game combined with computer networks and personal computers to shape the phenomenon of  computer games.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 20, 2014
PBS Newshour reported on Carnegie Mellon’s efforts to improve computer security by training “good guy hackers.” Peter Chapman, a Ph.D. student in computer science, is among those interviewed.
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Byron Spice
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Monday January 20, 2014
PITTSBURGH—A soft, wearable device that mimics the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle-foot disorders such as drop foot, said Yong-Lae Park, an assistant professor of robotics at Carnegie Mellon University.

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